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Guest Blogger #13 |The Top 10 Electrolysis Facial Hair Removal Pre and Post-Care Tips

Hey there my lovelies,

Welcome back to my Blog!

I was recently contacted by the sweet Mariela asking me to be featured on my Blog as a Guest Blogger and as you know I love working with other Blogger to feature them in my little world here as usually they bring with them a totally different kind of topic which are still relevant to my niche’ but from another perspective ๐Ÿ™‚

AUTHOR BIO

Mariela Marcantetti is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Furless with centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The company offers the latest and only FDA-confirmed treatment to provide permanent removal results to unwanted hair. Mariela is deeply committed to responsible corporate practices and has an active role in her staff’s professional and personal advancement within the electrolysis field and beyond.

If you wish to follow Mariela on here Linkedin.

Until next guest blog post,

XOXO
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PS. Should you wish to be featured as a guest blogger you are more then welcome to email me on c_abela75@yahoo.co.uk.

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Today, women are not the only ones getting tired of keeping unwanted hair from growing on their faces. A lot of men would also like to get away from the regular activity of shaving to look clean and well-groomed.

For men who want to a fuzz-free face for a long time without the need to shave frequently, electrolysis hair removal treatment is a highly recommended option.

Electrolysis hair removal works by damaging and sealing up hair follicles, thereby preventing them from growing again. A fine probe is inserted into each hair follicle, which sends an electrical current that destroys the cells responsible for hair growth.

Most men choose this hair removal treatment to get rid of unsightly back and ear hair. Some opt for this technique for โ€œmanscapingโ€ purposes such as to contour the eyebrows, remove a unibrow, or sculpt their beard. Professional athletes also select electrolysis for the permanent removal of unwanted body hair.

A lot of men opt for electrolysis hair removal treatment to get rid of hair on their cheeks, upper lip, and neck, thereby eliminating the need to shave daily

Preparing for Your First Electrolysis Session

If you have decided to undergo electrolysis to get rid of facial hair permanently, you need to prepare well for the treatment to get optimum results from the procedure.

Aside from heeding your electrologistโ€™s pre-treatment instructions, follow these tips to be sufficiently prepared for your first electrolysis session:

1.     Do not wax or pluck the area to be treated

Shaving is all right if you canโ€™t live with peach fuzz or a five-oโ€™ clock shadow. However, a month before your first electrolysis session, do not pluck, wax, or bleach the beard area and the neck.

If you do, you will get less than the expected results from your first appointment.

2.     Stay out of the sun

Avoid sun exposure for at least a month before your electrolysis treatment. If you canโ€™t, use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher when going outdoors, and donโ€™t stay out too long.

This is because too much sun exposure can leave your skin damaged, which, in turn, can affect the outcome of your electrolysis treatment.

Additionally, you need to avoid sun exposure two days before your first session to prevent the blood vessels from dilating. 

3.     Do not bleach or dye your beard

If you are fond of dyeing or bleaching your beard or mustache, avoid doing so before your first appointment and subsequent ones.

This is because darker hair is harder to see and will be more difficult to remove as well. If you need to color your beard, make sure there is enough time for your hair to grow back in so that your electrologist can see the roots.

4.     Avoid using products with retinol or retinoid

Three weeks before your first electrolysis session, stop using any skincare products that contain retinol or retinoid. These include creams and topical skin treatments.

Electrolysis may irritate your skin, especially after the first two or three sessions. Products that have retinol or retinoid exfoliate your skin and can cause severe irritation and even scarring after each treatment.

As such, it is best to stop using these products temporarily. Include them in your skincare regimen once you are done with all the treatments. 

5.     Drink plenty of water and avoid stimulants

Stimulants, including caffeine, chocolate, and sugar can increase your sensitivity. Avoid consuming them before each appointment so that you can tolerate pain better. 

Additionally, drink plenty of water the day and hours before the electrolysis session. Dehydrated, dry follicles are harder to treat. Your skin will heal more quickly if you are sufficiently hydrated as well.

Caring for Your Skin After Electrolysis

After your first session, and subsequent ones, maintain the results of your electrolysis treatment and avoid irritations by following these post-care tips:

1.     Do not touch the affected area

Avoid scratching, rubbing, and touching the treated area, especially during the first 24 hours after treatment. 

If you do, you will transfer bacteria to the treated and sensitive area. This can cause a breakout.

Avoid picking small scabs as well. Rubbing and removing them can lead to scar tissue.

2.     Avoid sun exposure

Staying out of the sun is also crucial after each electrolysis session. This is because, after each treatment, your skin will be extra sensitive. As such, it can produce more pigments when exposed to sunlight, which can cause brown spots.

Because of this, avoid the sun for at least 72 hours after the treatment. After this period, make sure to wear sunscreen whenever you go out.

3.     Use natural products to cleanse and soothe the treated area

When washing your face, avoid using products with alcohol and other harsh chemicals since they can impede the healing process and irritate the treated area. Use fragrance-free cream cleansers, even temporarily. Pat your face dry gently with a soft towel as well.

If you want to relieve the prickly, sore sensation around your beard area, apply small amounts of aloe vera, diluted tea tree oil, or witch hazel. These products will soothe and sterilize the area. You can also apply a cold compress if you want to reduce swelling.

4.     Avoid sweating excessively

For the next 48 hours, do not sit in a sauna or engage in exercise that will cause you to perspire, especially if you are prone to upper lip sweating.

This is because sweat can cause bacteria to enter into the open follicles. They can cause a minor infection and even some inflammation.

5.     Follow the post-care instructions of your electrologist or dermatologist

If your specialist gives you an antibacterial ointment or cream to apply to the treated area, make sure you follow his or her instructions regarding how to use it.

The antibacterial treatment will help you avoid irritation and facilitate the faster healing of your skin.

You will also be asked to avoid removing any leftover hair by tweezing in between treatments. Make sure you follow this to avoid irritating your skin. If you want to remove it, shave or clip it off using scissors.

To have a fuzz-free, smooth face without the need to shave regularly, book an electrolysis hair removal appointment as soon as possible. And follow the tips above to get the best results from your treatment.

Mariela

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